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Thomas

Hennessy

ThomasHennessy

#57

Long Snapper

Bio

CAREER: Lettered four seasons (2013-14-15-16) ... in 52 games, all starts, made four tackles ... on the field for 545 career snaps ... during his four seasons, helped Duke convert 61-of-80 (.763) field goal attempts and 187-of-188 (.995) PAT tries as the Blue Devils averaged 30.19 points per game ... helped the Blue Devils rank among the ACC’s leaders in net punting in three of his four seasons (4th in both 2013 & 2014; 6th in 2015) while Duke yielded the fewest punt return yards in two seasons (33 in 2014 & 42 in 2015).

2016: Started all 13 games as the long snapper on both punts and placement kicks ... initial component of a kick placement unit that converted 37-of-38 (.974) PAT tries … freshman K AJ Reed tied for sixth in school history in PATs made in a year and had the second most by a Duke rookie … PAT percentage was the second highest for a Blue Devil freshman … linchpin for Reed’s season that ended with 46 points, the fourth most by a Duke rookie … played 119 snaps.

2015: Started all 13 games as the long snapper on both punts and placement kicks ... initial component of a kick placement unit that converted 26-of-30 (.867) field goal attempts and all 42 PAT tries as K Ross Martin established a school single-season records for field goals (26) and total points (120) while ranking second in the ACC in field goal percentage (.867) ... helped Duke rank sixth in the conference in net punting (38.84) after allowing the fewest return yards (42) for the second consecutive season ... played 144 snaps.

2014: Started all 13 games as the long snapper on both punts and placement kicks ... part of a kick placement unit that converted 19-of-21 field goal attempts and all 50 PAT tries as Duke led the ACC in both field goal percentage (.905) and PAT percentage (1.000) ... member of a punt unit that ranked fourth in the ACC in net punting (39.73) after yielding a league-low 33 total return yards ... component of Duke’s placement kick unit that helped K Ross Martin establish school single-season record for total points (107) and set Duke standard for consecutive PATs (110) ... logged a pair of tackles ... played 133 snaps.

2013: Started all 14 games as the long snapper on both punts and placement kicks ... helped the Blue Devils convert 13-of-19 field goals and all 58 PAT attempts while setting a school single-season record with 459 total points ... part of a punt unit that ranked fourth in the ACC in net punting (37.8) ... credited with one tackle ... played 149 snaps.

2012: Did not see game action.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at Don Bosco Prep under coach Greg Toal … rated the No. 9 long snapper in the nation by Kohl’s … helped team to three-year ledger of 35-0 with two national championships (2009 & 2011 by USA Today) and three state crowns.

PERSONAL: Son of Andrea and Tom Hennessy … born June 11, 1994 ... majoring in biology while minoring in psychology ... also pursuing a certificate in markets and management.

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